What do I need to get a building permit?

We require different information for different projects:

  • If you are installing a pool or a shed, we need for you to draw on a sheet of paper where the pool or shed is going to be located in relation to the property lines and the house. Pools and sheds must be at least 5 feet from the property lines and 6 feet from the house. In addition we need to know the size of the structure. The plan review process may take 2+ weeks.
  • For remodeling a house or adding an addition, call us for specific requirements because it depends on the types of changes you’ll be making.
  • Building a home requires a set of plans be submitted to our office. We will review them, notify you on necessary corrections, and then issue a building permit. A spot survey of the house on the lot is not required, but a foundation survey must be submitted prior to occupancy. We will have the plans ready in 2 weeks.
  • When the submission is commercial, industrial, or institutional construction a set of signed / sealed architect or engineered plans covering structural, electrical, mechanical, site, and plumbing must be submitted. The plan review process may take 2+ weeks.

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1. What do I need to get a building permit?
2. What inspections are required during construction?
3. When is a Certificate of Occupancy required?
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6. What are the requirements for pool installation?
7. What are the requirements for roof ice & water shield?